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Latest Review Posted Samsung D-Xenon 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED
I have to give this a 9 in spite of the minor foibles.
Why? Well, it was very cheap second hand, far superior to the Sigma 55-200 version (itself not bad at all optically, just has issues talking to cameras), to which I replaced it is the compact tele-zoom in my collection.

So over the Sigma it is dead reliable on the camera, which is good.

Now we all know that this lens is just a re-badged DA50-200mm, which is no bad thing.
But considering its age, how does does it cope with 24MP of the K-3/K-70/KP etc etc.
Answer - Very well indeed.
Nice and sharp and great contrast.
Downside is the CA, but shoot RAW and process accordingly and it is gone.

Sure the DA*50-135mm knocks it out of the park with its image quality and everything else, but consider this. You want lightweight at times, like travelling, this lens is a very good substitute, and 24MP does not overwhelm it.


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